2 Arrested In Fatal Shooting Outside Chicago State University

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Shooting happened after a basketball game between high school powerhouses Simeon and Morgan Park

Two people were taken into custody after a fatal shooting Wednesday night outside Chicago State University following a high school basketball game on the South Side Chicago campus, reports NBC Chicago.

The shooting happened about 9:20 p.m. near a parking lot outside the school gym at East 95th Street and South King Drive, a fire department spokesman confirmed.

It started with a brawl inside the gym just after a basketball game between Chicago Public Schools Simeon and Morgan Park. Players were going through the handshake line when the brawl began and some of the players ran into the middle of the fight.

Security eventually broke it up, directing all players to stay in their locker rooms, but a short time later guns shots were fired outside the gym.

Police said a man was shot in the back and taken to Advocate Christ Medical Center in serious condition. He was initially described as a 20-year-old man, but the Cook County Medical Examiner’s Office identified him as 17-year-old Tyrone Lawson.

He later died at the hospital.

Read the full story on NBC Chicago.

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